Hi @Theju112, welcome to the forum.
I can’t speak for anyone else, of course, but I do have UiPath certification so maybe my input will be helpful. UiPath is a market leader and a powerful platform, but it isn’t the best solution for everyone.
Here are a few situations where a person or company might prefer Robin (or other languages suited to automation) over UiPath.
- UiPath’s cost does not justify the use or uses to which it will be put, and free solutions are available (Robin, Python, AutoHotkey, AutoIt, oorexx, node.js, VBS, PowerShell, to name a few);
- The solution requires the use of other applications (such as those just named) that, compared to UiPath, are as easy as or easier to script with a programming language;
- The users or user’s employees are programmers, as opposed to the business users that would typically design workflows in any RPA solution such as UiPath that uses a rehosted Windows Workflow Designer; or
- The drag and drop tool does not offer easy customization to provide features needed for the automation task contemplated (obviously new Activities can be created for UiPath, but there you’re back to Visual Studio, fairly advanced programming knowledge and arguably way out of the “drag and drop” ease-of-use scenario).
That’s my two cents’ worth.